Thursday: Close Games for Penfield, R-H and McQuaid Jesuit

- Penfield used three late fourth quarter goals to defeat Pittsford 7-6. Rush-Henrietta won a 7-6 victory over visiting Hilton and McQuaid Jesuit won a GRALL game with their 8-7 win over Livonia. Other winners were Penn Yan, Canandaigua, Midlakes, the Thunder, Churchville-Chili, Brighton, Thomas, Newark, Geneva and the Lightning. There was no score reported in the Fairport-Schroeder game and nine teams failed to send in reports tonight.




Penfield 7  - Pittsford 6

 --  Penfield defeated Pittsford 7-6 in an important Monroe County D-1 game at Pittsford this afternoon. The Patriots won pen-pittthree quarters, while being held scoreless in the second quarter.

Penfield led the game with goals from Kevin Westcott and Tucker Nelson (and assists from Nelson and James Dwyer). The Patriots scored both goals within 20 seconds (9:08 and 8:49). The Patriots held the lead throughout the first quarter, and ending the quarter 2-0.

In the second quarter, the Panthers held the Patriots scoreless, while scoring three of their own. The Panthers looked to Thomas Rodenhouse, James Purpura and Alex Kober to score the three goals. James Burke assisted the first goal. The Panthers had a 3-2 lead going into halftime.

After halftime, the Panthers continued their strong play, scoring the first goal of the quarter with TJ Iuppa scoring the first of his two goals. Iuppa took 18 shots in today's game but only hit the cage four times (22%). However, of those four shots, two were goals. Penfield added two more before the quarter expired to tied the game again at 4-4. Gian Maggio and Jordan O'Brien scored for the Patriots (and Nelson added his second assist). O'Brien's goal was scored during extra man offense.

pen-pittPittsford came out strong again scoring two quick goals in the opening of the fourth quarter at 10:40 and 9:04. Iuppa added his second (assisted by Rodenhouse) then Rodenhouse added his second (assisted by Iuppa). The Panthers led 6-4 and attempted to slow down the play to retain possession. The Patriots, however, scored three goals in the last 4:53 to come back for the win.

Kyle Van Thof added his first of two late in the game assists, with a feed to Dwyer for the first goal. Dwyer then found Westcott for the second goal. The final Patriot goal was scored by Nelson (with Van Thof's second assist) with only 2:07 remaining in the game. Pittsford's Justin McLiverty had a last steal to give the Panthers one more shot at offense, however, another steal from Penfield's Alex Sitton ended the Panther's chances.

Pittsford played junior goalie Alex Howell for the entire game. Howell finished with 7 saves. For Penfield, Brady Del Pozzo played the entire game and also finished with 7 saves.

Matt Gold (5) and Steven Troup (4) led in ground balls for the Panthers. Van Thof (9) and Westcott (3) led for the Patriots. Craig Jerabeck and McLiverty each had two takes for Pittsford and Van Thof had two takes for Penfield. At the face-off, Van Thof had another strong night winning 10/15.

Scoring for Penfield were Nelson (2g-2a), Dwyer (1g-2a), Westcott (2g), Van Thof (2a), Maggio (1g) and O'Brien (1g).

Scoring for Pittsford were Rodenhouse (2g-1a), Iuppa (2g-1a), Alex Kober (1g), James Purpura (1g) and James Burke (1a).


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McQuaid Jesuit 8 - Livonia 7 

 --  McQuaid Jesuit defeated Livonia 8-7 in GRALL play this afternoon. The Knights held Livonia scoreless the last 21 minutes of play.

Livonia came out strong scoring the first three goals of the game and taking a 3-0 lead into the second quarter. However, by the end of the first half, the Knights had come back and tied the score at 4-4. Livonia, once again came out playing to win, scoring three more goals in the third (with McQuaid Jesuit only scoring two).

The winning goal was scored by Sturnick with 2:49 remaining in the game. With 0:12 remaining the Bulldogs had a chance to score when one of the McQuaid Jesuit defensemen fell down, however, freshman goalie Pat Sheridan stepped up and made the save of the game for the McQuaid Jesuit win.

Scoring for McQuaid Jesuit were Chris Barilla (1a), James Sturnick (3g-1a), Eric Wright (1g), Ryan Williams (1g) and Nick Wolak (3g). In the cage, freshman Pat Sheridan finished with 17 saves.

Scoring for Livonia were Wyatt Struble (1g), Chris Bausch (3g), Jeff Wester (1g-4a), Matt Girolmo (2g), R Smith (1g) and A Smith (1g). In the cage Justin Becker finished with 6 saves.


Rush-Henrietta 7 - Hilton 7  

special  --  Rush-Henrietta played a strong and consistent four quarters, while Hilton only played three. That was rh-hiltall R-H needed, winning by one goal 7-6 over the visiting Cadets. The Royal Comets outscored the Cadets 4-1 in the second and third quarters combined; holding the Cadets to only four shots (none on cage) in the third quarter.

Hilton scored first with a drive from the top of the cage by Matt Fracassi. RH's first goal, scored by Joe Perkins, was scored during a fast-break situation where Mark Mattiacio pushed the ball down the right side to Perkins. Perkins finished with 2g-2a for the Royal Comets. Hilton's Jimmy Gaffney, scored the final goal of the first quarter with 0:44 remaining. Gaffney drove straight in from the right side of the goal and with a hard side-arm shot, put the ball into the upper corner. Hilton led 2-1 after the first quarter.

The Royal Comets scored the next two goals in the second quarter to take the 3-2 lead. Torry Whitcher and Chris Aycock scored. After a flag down, RH worked the ball around in hopes of getting a shot off. Perkins had the ball around GLE on the right side of the field and looked to the center of the field for Chris Aycock. The pass from Perkins was too high for Aycock, however, Aycock tipped the ball so as to try and keep it in play. Whitcher stepped up and caught the ball; rocketing it into the corner for the goal. The latter RH goal was scored with a cross feed from Mattiacio during the man-up that came from the initial penalty. rh-hiltHilton scored their lone goal of the second quarter also during man-up. Steve Bernsten came around from behind the cage and passed the ball to Mike Crumlish at about 10 yards out; after a slide, Crumlish looked back to Bernsten who was open on the crease for the goal. The score was tied 3-3 at halftime.

The third quarter was the defining quarter of the game. Hilton was held to four shots, all off cage; only three ground balls; lost both face-offs; and was only 50% at clears. R-H began with the ball after a late penalty in the second quarter and they used it to their advantage, scoring only 13 seconds into the second half. The Royal Comets' Jake Alvarez scored, with an assist from Perkins. R-H took a total of eight shots in the third quarter with 5 on cage and two goals. The second R-H goal was scored by Aycock, unassisted. R-H led 5-3 after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Hilton started to come back. The Cadets scored the first two goals of the quarter to tie the game at 5-5 with 5:43 remaining. Gaffney scored the first goal unassisted with a side-arm shot from outside during a flag-down situation (the penalty was waved off). The second goal came from a feed from the right side by Crumlish to Bernsten. R-H scored the next two goals within 1:10 of the last Hilton goal. The first game 27 seconds later when, after calling a time out, the Royal Comets cleared the ball straight up the field and caught the Cadets out of position for the goal (Perkins from Aycock). R-H then scored again at 4:32 with Perkins feeding Mattiacio for his lone goal of the game. With 4:32 remaining the Cadets kept pushing. After subbing onto the field, David Smith caught the ball about 10 yards outside the box and never stopped running until the ball was in the back of the net. The Cadet had a number of opportunities more, however they could not capitalize. The Royal Comets ran out the last bit of time for the win.

Overall, the game was slow moving as both teams took massive amounts of time off the clock before even attempting to go to the cage. The game had long periods of drawn out passing, interspersed with periods of quick back to back action. Goals seemed to come in sets, as did turnovers; with one team controlling the ball for a rh-hiltwhile, then both teams repeatedly loosing the ball and running up and down the field.

Both goalies played exceptionally. Ken Stiles, of Hilton, finished with13 saves (65%) and Matt Gladstone, of R-H, finished with 10 saves (63%). Both goalies made of number of point blank saves, and kept their respective teams in the game. Face-offs were a 50-50 split with Brad Sauln, of R-H, finished 8/16 and Gaffney, of Hilton, finishing 7/14.

Sauln (8) and Perkins (4) led in ground balls for RH; with Gaffney (6), Bernsten (4), Fracassi (4) and Crumlish (4) leading for Hilton. There was a significant difference in shooting; RH hit the cage 71% of the time while Hilton only hit the cage 48%. With the relative similar numbers from the goalies, and relative similar number of shots (28-33 Hilton), the amount that the goalie had to face played an important role.

Scoring for R-H were Aycock (2g-2a), Perkins (2g-2a), Mattiacio (1g-2a), Whitcher (1g), Alvarez (1g).

Scoring for Hilton were Gaffney (2g), Bernsten (2g), Crumlish (2a), Fracassi (1g) and Smith (1g).


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Thomas 15 - HFL 5 

 --  Thomas defeated HFL 15-5. The Titans led 10-4 at halftime. Thomas held the Cougars scoreless in the third, while adding four of their own. Both teams only scored one goal in the fourth quarter.

Billy Gurowski (7), Pat Morrill (6) and Jack Hinderland (5) led in ground balls for the Titans. Tomeno was also 7/12 at the face-off and Kyle LaVallee was 5/7. In the cage, Jay Tallon and Austin Fox each played the entire game. Tallon finished with 23 saves for the Cougars, while Fox finished with 12 saves for the Titans.

Scoring for Thomas were Jack Hinderland (4g-4a), Nick Scalzo (4g), Brad Hutton (3g), Kenny Tomeno (1g-2a), JT Hauck (1g), Kyle LaVallee (1g) and Zach Crawford (1g).

Scoring for HFL were Alex Moyer (1g), Jeff Roth (1g-1a), Tommy O'Leary (1g), Mickey Allan (2g-1a) and Tyler Burgasser (1a).


Newark 10 - Marcus Whitman 3 

 --  Newark defeated Marcus Whitman 10-3. The Reds scored the first five goals of the game to take a 5-0 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Marcus Whitman scored the only goal, however, in the fourth quarter, the Reds outscored the Wildcats 5-2.

Scoring for Newark were Cody Skinner (2g), Jake Timerson (2g-3a), Luke Hartman (4g-3a), RJ VanDeMortel (1a), John Gonzalez (1g-1a) and Drew DeJohn (1g). In the cage, Dominic Camblin finished the game with 6 saves.

Scoring for Marcus Whitman were Jurrell Thompson (2g-1a) and Mark Personale (1g). Shawn Allen and Justus Freeville both played in the cage for the Wildcats. Allen finished with 14 saves and Freeville
finished with 1 save.


Midlakes 10 - Waterloo 5 

 -- Midlakes led 6-2 at the half on their way to a 10-5 win over Waterloo.

Scoring for Waterloo were Rob Goodenow (1g-1a), Pete Vacca (2g), Jeff Wadhams (1g) and Chance Lowry (1g). In the cage, Zach Ramirez finished with 13 saves.

Scoring for Midlakes were Mike Newland (1g), Matt Barilla (1a), Cory Gray (1g), Tyler Brooks-Lambert (5g-1a), Nick Judge (1g-1a), Tom Cheney (1g) and Travis Bevins (1g). In the cage, Tucker Jensen finished with 17 saves for the Eagles (7-4).


Brighton 12 - Spencerport 8 

updated  --  Brighton scored the first five goals in just 3:11 on their way to a 12-8 win over Spencerport. Senior's Evan Davis (2g) and Mark Henrichs (1g) each adding to scoring for the Barons along with sophomore Mike Asselin (2g). Spencerport's Pat Crumb, Alex Hintz and Kyle Mark each added to the Ranger tally. The Barons led 6-3 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Henrichs, CJ Wool and Stucki scored for Brighton, while Mark adding two unassisted goals for Spencerport. Brighton continued their lead 9-5 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Rangers outscored the Barons 2-1. Mark and Nick Fischer scored for the Rangers, while Wool adding his second of the game for Brighton.

Brighton continued their dominance in the fourth quarter, defeating the Rangers 2-1. Sophomore midfielder Steven Cregan scored his lone goal, as well as Bourne adding his second. Mark added his fifth of the game for Spencerport at 4:46.

Scoring for Brighton were Mark Henrichs (2g-2a), Mike Asselin (2g-1a), CJ Wool (2g-1a), Evan Davis (2g), Brackett Bourne (2g), Steven Cregan (1g-1a), Conor Stucki (1g-1a), Maliek Likely (1a) and Max Brauer (1a). In the cage, Kyle Hohmann finished with 8 saves.

Scoring for Spencerport were Nick Fisher (1g-1a), Austin Hintz (1g), Kyle Mark (5g), Kevin Heacock (1a), Sean DeMers (1a), Pat Crumb (1g), Rocky Gruttadaria (1a) and Paul Wojcik (1a). Tyler Schweikert had 20s/12ga.


Thunder 11 - Batavia 8  

updated  --  The Thunder continued their winning streak tonight, beating Batavia 11-8 in this Division-3 match up. As there last game, this was another team effort, with seven different players scoring goals. A key to this game was the Thunder's face-off man Gino Prestigiacomo who won 11/16 face-offs. Nate Wallenhorst became the all time goal leader in Thunder history after scoring 2 goals in this game. Sophomore midfielder Scotty Tam had a great night for the Thunder, scoring 2 goals and 1 assist, but he did his best work in the transition game and setting the offense up. The game was 11-5 in the fourth, and Batavia added 3 goals (3:03, 1:03, 0.52) to end the game at 11 to 8.

Scoring for Greece Ath/Ody were Nate Wallenhorst (2g-3a), Danny Vyverberg (2g-1a), Phil Bond (2g), Gino Prestigiacomo (1g-1a), Scotty Tam (2g-1a), Tyler Gorgione (1g), Andrew Prestigiacomo (1a), Eric Bodine (1a) and Mason Rosso (1g). Steve Cole, finished with 5 saves for Thunder.

Scoring for Batavia were Chip Chapman (3g-1a), Will Mulcahy (3a), Kyle Maniace (2g), Joe Muoio (1g), Joe Pedro (2g) and Brandon Williams (1a). In goal, Theo Hill finished with 12 saves for the Blue Devils.


Canandaigua 21 - Mynderse 5 

updated  --  Canandaigua scored 15 unanswered goals in the first half and won the second half 6-5 over Mynderse. Canandaigua won 21-5.

In the cage, both teams played two goalies. Mynderse split goalies at the half with Tim Trickler playing the first and Brad Dove playing the second. Trickler finished with 20 saves and Dove with 2 saves. Nick King played the first 18 minutes and Anthony DeLeo finished the game for Canandaigua. King finished with 6 saves and DeLeo finished with 3 saves.

Scoring for Canandaigua were Deven Alves (1a), Tanner Scharr (2g-3a), Brian Scheetz (3g-1a), Marshall Johnson (1g-1a), Tom LaCrosse (1a), Will Johnson (1g), Parker Weeks (1g-1a), Eric Schott (1g-1a), Mike Reed (1a), Shane Dobies (1g-1a), Brandon Thomson (3g-1a), Jordan Reals (1g-2a), Adam Knapton (3g), Sam Post (1g-1a), , Gannon Osborn (2g) John Klein (1g) and Chris Tauterouff (1a).

Scoring for Mynderse were Nick Giovanni (2g), Steve Lucchesi (2a), Charlie Barbay (1g-1a), AJ Bachman (1g) and Mike Warrick (1g).


Geneva - 18 - Bloomfield-Honeoye 1 

updated  --  Geneva defeated Bloomfield-Honeoye 18-1 in a Finger Lakes cross over game at Geneva. The Panthers led 7-1 at halftime.

Scoring for Geneva were Frank Triana (4g), Tyler Travis (3g), Chris Tapscott (3g-1a), Will Brennan (2g-1a), Sam Rollo (3g), Bill Eddington (1g-1a), Dan Pufnock (1g), Chris Pitifer (1g), Mike Warner (1a), Jeff Springmeier (1a), Gary Parmalee (1a) and Bob Martin (1a). In the cage, Ross Dinan and Billy Craft each played for the Panthers; Dinan finished with 3 saves and Craft finished with 1 save.

Scoring for Bloomfield-Honeoye was Luke Anderson (1g).


Churchville-Chili 14 - Eastridge 4 

updated  --  Churchville-Chili scored this first eight goals on their way to a 14-4 win in Monroe County Division-2 action on Thursday. The Saints took a 4-0 lead after the first quarter and led 9-2 at the half. Keith Preston won 15 of 17 face off and picked up 13 ground balls and James Liberi had 5 takes and 10 ground balls for the Saints (6-6).

Scoring for Churchville-Chili were Ryan Yunker (5g-3a), Jon Hemink (4g-4a), Alex Pavone (2g-1a), James Liberi (1g-2a), Keith Preston (1a), Adam McWilliams (2g) and Zach Yehl (1g). Adam Difulvio had 4s/4ga for Saints.

Scoring for Eastridge were Trevor Horne (1g-1a), Kevin Stapleton (1g), Riley Austin (1g-1a) and Patrick Moynihan (1g). Jake Czwilinski made 15s/14ga for the Lancers.


Lightning 9 - East Rochester 5 

 --  After a 1-1 tie in the first quarter, the Greece Lighting (Arc/Oly) took a 2-1 lead at the half on their way to a 9-5 win against their hosts at East Rochester. After playing a 3-1 third quarter each team scored three goals.

Scoring for Arc/Oly were Kendrick Heintzelman (1g-2a), Robert Kitchen (3g-1a), Richard Fischer (1g), David Powlowski (1g-2a), Brandon Wood (2g-1a), Dustin Lenz Emmi (1g-1a) and Joe Malovics (1a). Keifer Phillips had 8s/1ga in the first half and Shane Trost added 9s/4ga in the second half for the Greece Lightning.


Penn Yan 17 - Pal-Mac 1 

updated  --  The Mustangs recorded their 11th victory of their 2009 campaign with a 17-1 over the Pal-Mac Raiders tonight in Macedon. For the second game in a row, senior Ty Trombley dominated at the face off "x" winning 17/20 and picking up 13 ground balls in the process.

Penn Yan took a 3-0 lead before Pal-Mac answered with their lone goal. The Mustangs scored the next 14, taking a 12-1 lead at the half and scoring early in the third to force running time. Penn Yan took 31 shots on goal and, if not for the play of Pal Mac goalie Tim Doyle, the score would've been much worse. Offensively, the Mustangs were led by senior Cole Castle's 5 goals while ten players made the scorebook for the orange and blue.

The Penn Yan defense was able to kill off 3 Pal-Mac extra man opportunities and was very balanced at picking up ground balls led by Scott Miller (4), Ryan Kerrick (3), Tim Dyer (3) and Brendan Minor (3). In goal, senior Ethan Kamholtz played 33 minutes and went 6s/1ga; while, Cody Richardson (3s/0ga) finished the game.

Scoring for Penn Yan were Jamil Modafarri (1g), Ty Trombley (1g), Nate Nichols (1g-1a), Anthony Luppino (1g), Adam Stork (2g-1a), Preston Maciejewski (1g-2a), Cole Castle (5g-1a), Adam Trombley (1g-3a), John Linnan (1a), and Matt Osgood (4g).

Mike Russell (1g) scored for Pal-Mac. Goalie Tim Doyle had 14s/15ga (36 mins) and Matt Carkner had fg-2ga (12 mins) for the Red Raiders (9-3).


Fairport 13 - Schroeder 6 

updated  --  Fairport was a 13-6 winner in Monroe County Division-1 action. Mike Lehmann won 17 of 22 face offs and picked up 8 ground balls and Kyle Hall won 2 of 4 face offs for Fairport.

Scoring for Fairport were Aaron Jones (1g), Martin Manilla (4g-2a), James Cunningham (1a), Chris Button (3a), Brendan Saylor (4g), Mike Lehmann (1g), Andrew Hays (1g), Derek DeJoe (1g) and Timothy Cook (1g). Kris Sterzin had 11s/4ga (36 Mins) and Kyle Hall added (2s/2ga (12 mins).